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OG-P 180 - Pipe inspection of specification API 570 (12 Days)

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Course Description

API 570 - Piping Inspection Code is an inspection code developed and published by the American Petroleum Institute (API). The inspection code covers in-service inspection, rating repair, and alteration of metallic and fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) piping systems and their respective pressure relieving devices. By the end of this program, participants will be able to perform maintenance, inspection, alteration and repair of in-service metallic piping systems.

Course Objectives

  • Providing a continued high level of safety through the use of inspectors specialized in process piping
  • Improving management control of process unit inspection, repair, alteration and rerating
  • Reducing the potential for inspection delays resulting from regulatory requirements
  • Gaining knowledge and expertise required for maintenance, rating, inspection, repair and alteration of inservice process piping system
  • Gaining knowledge of API publications and other international standards

Who Should Attend?

  • Piping inspection engineers
  • Inspection personnel
  • Operating engineers
  • Maintenance engineers 
  • Personnel involved in design, operation, inspection and maintenance of process piping

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Inspection, Examination, and Pressure Testing Practices
  • Inspection Plans
  • Risk-Based Inspection (RBI)
  • Preparation for Inspection 
  • Inspection for Types and Locations of Damage Modes of Deterioration and Failure
  • General Types of Inspection and Surveillance 
  • Condition Monitoring Methods

Day 2

  • Corrosion Under Insulation Inspection 
  • Mixing Point Inspection 
  • Injection Point Inspection
  • Pressure Testing of Piping Systems 
  • Material Verification and Traceability 
  • Inspection of Valves 
  • In-service Inspection of Welds
  • Inspection of Flanged Joints 

Day 3

  • Interval/Frequency and Extent of Inspection 6.1 General 
  • Inspection During Installation and Service Changes
  • Piping Inspection Planning 
  • Extent of Visual External and CUI Inspections
  • Extent of Thickness Measurement Inspection and Data Analysis
  • Extent of Inspections on Small-bore Piping, Deadlegs, Auxiliary Piping, and Threaded Connections
  • Inspection and Maintenance of Pressure-relieving Devices (PRDs) 

Day 4

  • Inspection Data Evaluation, Analysis, and Recording 
  • Corrosion Rate Determination 
  • Remaining Life Calculations 
  • Newly Installed Piping Systems or Changes in Service
  • Existing and Replacement Piping 
  • MAWP Determination 
  • Required Thickness Determination

Day 5

  • Assessment of Inspection Findings 
  • Piping Stress Analysis 
  • Reporting and Records for Piping System Inspection 
  • Inspection Recommendations for Repair or Replacement
  • Inspection Records for External Inspections
  • Piping Failure and Leak Reports 
  • Inspection Deferral or Interval Revision 

Day 6

  • Repairs, Alterations, and Rerating of Piping Systems 
  • Repairs and Alterations 
  • Welding and Hot Tapping 
  • Re-rating 

Day 7

  • Inspection of Buried Piping
  • Above-grade Visual Surveillance 
  • Close-interval Potential Survey
  • Pipe Coating Holiday Survey 
  • Soil Resistivity 
  • Cathodic Protection Monitoring 
  • Inspection Methods
  • Frequency and Extent of Inspection 
  • Repairs to Buried Piping Systems

Day 8

  • ASME B31.3 Process Piping
  • Introduction to ASME, scope and definitions
  • Design requirements and sample calculations
  • Materials specifications and limitations
  • Fabrication, assembly and erection requirements
  • Inspection, examination and testing
  • ASME B16.5 Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings Scope
  • Pressure Temperature Ratings
  • Markings, Materials and Dimensions
  • Test Methods for Establishing Pressure
  • Temperature Ratings

Day 9

  • API RP 571, Damage Mechanisms (related to process piping, in general)
  • Erosion/Erosion-Corrosion
  • Mechanical Fatigue
  • Galvanic Corrosion
  • Atmospheric Corrosion
  • Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)
  • Boiler Water Condensate Corrosion

Day 10

  •  Microbiologically Induced Corrosion (MIC)
  • Soil Corrosion
  • Caustic Corrosion
  • Sulfidation
  • Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking (Cl-SCC)
  • Caustic Stress Corrosion Cracking (Caustic Embrittlement)
  • Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) Corrosion
  • Sour Water Corrosion (Acidic)
  • Amine Stress Corrosion Cracking

Day 11

  • ASME Section 5
  • Article 1, General Requirements
  • Article 2, Radiographic Examination
  • Article 6, Liquid Penetrant Examination
  • Article 7, Magnetic Particle Examination
  • Article 9, Visual Examination
  • Article 10, Leak Testing
  • Article 23, Section SE-797, Ultrasonic Standards
  • ASME Section 9
  • Article 1, Welding General Requirements
  • Article 2, Welding Procedure Qualifications
  • Article 3, Welding Performance Qualifications
  • Article 4, Welding Data

Day 12

  • API RP 577, Welding Inspection and Metallurgy
  • Definitions
  • Welding inspection, processes, procedure, materials
  • Welder qualifications
  • Non-destructive examination
  • Metallurgy
  • Refinery and Petrochemical Plant Welding Issues